Bajaj autos are regular means of transport to the general public and on any big city or town in India you can find hundreds of three wheelers from Bajaj plying on the roads. In a country where public transport system is dismal and almost non existent in some areas, the three wheelers with familiar Bajaj logos are a boon to the general public who cannot afford to buy cars, motorcycles or scooters of their own. Some time ago news item appeared on the newspaper columns that Bajaj is going to come out with a newer and innovative model of three wheelers. It was rumoured that it would look like a motorcar, seat more people but is likely to be slow. The plans were pending with the Government of India who was expected to show a green signal to the manufacturer to introduce ‘RE60 Quadricycle’ to the general public. It is now confirmed that the Government has given permission for the vehicle to be used as a ‘public transport’ and take paying passengers within limits of any city or towns. Bajaj is ready to launch the vehicle to the general public shortly.
‘RE60 Quadricycle’ was unveiled last year, ‘2012’ in the ‘Auto Expo’. It has ‘a 200CC’ engine with one Cylinder and the engine also has ‘liquid cooling’ system. The speed is not very good, it has a slow which can go up to ‘20’ BHP and uses fuel very economically. The fuel usage is only ‘35’ KMPL. The vehicle will have proper hard roof and doors and will look like a regular motor car. It is price tag is only Rupees ‘1’ Lakh. With this low price, not many buyers will go for three wheelers and the sales of the autos is likely to be affected by the introduction of ‘RE60’ in the market. The vehicle also reported to have low emissions. ‘RE60’ was going to be introduced during the ‘festive seasons’ but due to delay in granting of permission by the government the introduction is postponed. However, it is hoped that the vehicle will be launched during this fiscal year.